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1926 General strike demonstration

4 May 2016

1926 general strike: when workers tasted power

The 1926 general strike - whose 90th anniversary we celebrate this month - was, alongside the movement of the Chartists in the 19th century, the most important event in the history of the British working class.

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TUC demo 20 October 2012 placard for a 24 hour general strike , photo Becky Davis

31 October 2012

Start preparations for a 24-hour general strike

At the 20 October anti-austerity demonstration, three trade union leaders reflected the feelings of the majority of trade unionists in calling for a 24-hour general strike

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20 October 2010

Days of Hope by Jim Allen, reviewed by Leigh Cartwright

Reviews: AT A car boot sale I bought (for 20p!) a book called Days of Hope by Jim Allen. The book, which can be found second-hand on the internet, was the fictional story (but historically accurate) of a group...

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15 June 2006

1926 general strike debate

THE MORNING Star (12 June) printed a review by Graham Stevenson of Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe's book on the 1926 general strike. We print the review and a reply by Peter Taaffe printed on the 15 June.

"PETER TAAFFE has competently retold standard, secondary accounts of the 1926 general strike. Given that the author is a veteran leader of the Trotskyist Socialist Party (aka Militant), it is not surprising, however, that he focuses mainly on the question of whether the "fledgeling Communist Party had the right strategy programme and tactics to take full advantage of the strike".

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8 June 2006

1926 General Strike book launch

OVER 30 people gathered in Ottakar's bookshop in Walthamstow to hear 'local author' and general secretary of the Socialist Party, Peter Taaffe, launch his new book - 1926 General Strike: Workers Taste Power...

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4 May 2006

Nine days that shook Britain

Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party geneal secretary, signs copies of his book
TO COMMEMORATE the 80th anniversary of the 1926 General Strike in Britain and, more importantly, to draw out the lessons from this movement, Peter Taaffe (pictured left) - the Socialist Party's general secretary - has written a book outlining the nine days that shook British capitalism to its foundation...

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27 April 2006

Workers taste power by Peter Taaffe

Workers taste power, by Peter Taaffe. Cover pic
1926 General Strike -: To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the 1926 General Strike in Britain and, more importantly, to draw out the lessons from this movement, Peter Taaffe has written a book outlining the course of the nine days that shook British capitalism to its foundations.

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13 April 2006

1926 General Strike - Workers taste power by Peter Taaffe

New Socialist Party book: This May sees the eightieth anniversary of the 1926 General Strike in Britain - the most important and earth-shattering moment in the history of the British working class...

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4 May 2001

1926 general strike: A showdown between the classes

IT IS 75 years since the general strike, when four million out of the five and a half million organised workers struck for nine days in May 1926...

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